John R. and Kathy R. Hairston College of Health and Human Sciences

PA Program Overview

The proposed PA program supports the mission for North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NC A&T) is “to advance knowledge through scholarly exchange and transform society with exceptional teaching, learning, discovery and community engagement.” Graduates of the PA program will be equipped with skills essential to addressing the healthcare needs of the citizens of the state of North Carolina. 

The Hairston College of Health and Human Sciences is embedded in a culture of excellence inspired by NC A&T’s vision and mission as a STEM, public, doctoral/research, land-grant institution. An important outcome of the college is to produce graduates who are employable and highly regarded and sought after by employers and graduate programs. The proposed Master of Science Physician Assistant degree program will prepare graduates to assume the role of physician assistants in healthcare and health-related careers.